Friends: Season 3, Episode 2

The One Where No One's Ready (26 Sep. 1996)

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A stressed Ross desperately tries to get the rest of the gang ready for a black tie event at the museum.



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Ross is eager to have everyone ready well in time for his 8 PM speech at the museum's benefit, but they all have other priorities then getting dressed. Joey childishly steals Chandler's armchair while he used the bathroom, and obstinately keeps sitting in it, in the process getting a stain on Phoebe's dress; when finally chased, Joey takes the pillows with him, Chandler retorts by stealing all Joey's underwear, Joey takes sordid vestimentary revenge... Monica freaks when she hears an answering machine message from Richard, even although it's probably ancient, and keeps making it worse abusing his code... Worst of all is Rachel, who takes forever to pick an outfit till Ross insists she should hurry up, never mind what she wears, then she refuses to go altogether, until Joey's flippant suggestion is taken seriously... Written by KGF Vissers

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Comedy | Romance


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26 September 1996 (USA)  »

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This episode was a tribute to what became some of the great strengths of the show. For budget reasons early on in the series most of the episodes were done on the regular sets, and the writers had to work at creating scripts to fit the locations they had with infrequent guest casts. Ultimately these became hallmarks of the show and are part of what made Friends so great. This episode celebrates that with just the six main characters in the apartment. See more »


The hummus stain on Phoebe's dress changes in size between shots. See more »


Chandler: All right, you will notice that I am fully dressed. I, in turn, have noticed that you are not. So in the words of A. A. Milne, "Get out of my chair, dillhole."
Joey: Okay.
[He gets up and takes the cushions with him, as he starts to leave]
Chandler: What are you doing?
Joey: You said I had to give you the chair, you didn't say anything about the cushions.
Chandler: The cushions are the essence of the chair.
Joey: THAT'S RIGHT. I'm taking the ESSENCE.
Chandler: Oh-ho, he'll be back. Oh-ho, there's nobody in the room.
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The One Where No One's Ready
23 June 2011 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

This is an original episode, different from the rest of friends because it is done about 20 minutes, just like the episode time. This has been done by Seinfeld before and worked very well in Friends

I really like Joey and Chandler's fight over the chair. Two of them have a great chemistry and it is shining in this episode

I also liked the story of Monica and Richard's message machine. *I had the most fun watching it and everything that was happening.

But I absolutely hated the ending. Why was Ross apologizing to Rachel? SZure, I understand why Rachel and Monica were insensitive to Ross and getting ready fast, because there would be no fun episode without it. But in the end it should have been Rachel who apologized for being nasty and selfish, not the other way around. And Ross should have never said to the rest that he doesn't care of they come, he cares only about Rachel coming. What kind of a friend is that. I am surprised they just let it go and still went to the event

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